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'Twas over at the Waterford now just one month ago,
For pension rights to fit their jobs the staff on strike did go,
And out to man the picket lines went guys and gals alike,
All knew they'd soon be needed - it would be a short-lived strike.
But then up through their picket lines the 'Meter Maids' all came,
Union members every one - they crossed through just the same
To do the jobs of those on strike and leave them without power,
With nothing left to bargain with - this is NAPE's darkest hour.
With management and cops inside, the strikers on the line,
Bill Doody says he'll never budge, no changes will he sign -
He swears the Waterford compares with the General or the Grace,
But he needs cops to do their jobs to take the strikers place.
It's Civil Service Hockey time - the cops and boys in red,
Are playing in the finals with the 'fuzz' one game ahead;
The fans include a number from the Waterford to cheer,
And hope the 'fire boys' can beat Bill Doody's scabs this year.
And win they do, a shut one, they put six in past the cops,
Who take the loss with such poor grace that gloves and sticks are dropped;
The fans are treated to the sightof sportsmanship outlawed -
Those big, brave cops won't leave the rink without their riot squad!!!
Yes, three cars and the paddy wagon jammed with riot gear,
Forty to arrest one union man who is in the clear.
Dozens in their helmets to escort their beaten chums;
Respect for them died on the spot - they proved they're 'Doody's Chums.'
So now each day at eight and four, and midnight for new shifts,
The riot boys are there in force all swinging billy sticks.
Then paydays those 'scab dollars' flow with cops all 'round the place,
They're even shakin' paycheques in a union member's face!
'Tis sad to see it come to this, the bitterness will last
Long after Doody gets some sense, and striking days are past.
The Union guys and gals who lost, their families did without,
Will long remember Hawco's boys inside while they were OUT.
The Union feels they have the right to fight for what is just -
We live in a democracy where freedom is a must;
If they aren't doing jobs the equal of the 'boys in blue,'
Why aren't the nurses left to handle patients 'til it's through?.
So now the cops keep order, and they're taking home the pay
Of fellow Union members, but I hope to see the day
When Hawco and his 'Doody boys' are striking then we'll see
The guys they crossed at Waterford will all be cops - FOR FREE!!!